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Jack Kerouac, born Jean-Louis Kerouac (French-Canadian child), was American novelist and poet. He was part of the Beat Generation Literary movement and influenced by the likes of Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs. His health was destroyed by drinking and he died at home in 1969. He was only 47 years old when he died.


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Quote Left I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion Quote Right
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Quote Left The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing. Quote Right
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Quote Left Isn't it true that you start your life a sweet child believing in everything under your father's roof? Then comes the day of the Laodiceans, when you know you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked, and with the visage of a gruesome grieving ghost you go shuddering through nightmare life. Quote Right
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Quote Left I suddenly discovered the delight of rebellion. Quote Right
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Quote Left The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved...the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars. Quote Right
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